​Folsom, LA

Welcome to Carousel Farms,

an equestrian center amid the rolling hills of Folsom -- at the heart of Louisiana's horse country -- dedicated to:

  • Applying natural horsemanship techniques to retrain horses by a language they understand
  • Providing the highest quality care to horses requiring special attention
  • Emphasizing safety, balance/secure seat and confidence building for the rider as important parts of the training process to help insure a successful partnership
  • Introducing individuals and groups to the basics of safe, responsible -- and enjoyable! -- horsemanship
  • Creating magical, memory-making experiences with horses for all ages

Owner/manager and trainer/instructor Bonny Barry applies more than 30 years of equine industry experience to the offerings at Carousel Farms -- from liberty and obstacle training, to birthday parties, family outings and other events made extra special by including one of the farm's celebrity horses: Clyde, the Clydesdale rescue (and inspiration for the book Clyde: The Never-Give-Up Horse by Deborah Young); Baron Von Vendaval ("Val"), chosen by Equine Affaire to represent the Georgian Grande breed at events throughout the South East U.S. region; and her adorable herd of miniatures.

Situated on 21 acres of beautiful rolling pastures, Carousel Farms' tree-shaded outdoor ring, obstacle course, stable featuring full bath and kitchen facilities, and newly constructed covered arena, are ideal for professional training, clinics as well as children's birthday parties and other fun family-friendly events.

"My goal with my horse is not to beat someone; it's to win within myself. To do the best job I can do and tomorrow to try to do better. You'll be working on yourself to accomplish this, not your horse."  

-Ray Hunt